It should be illegal for two people *this* good looking to date, just saying. Liam Payne and world-renowned supermodel Naomi Campbell sparked romance rumors earlier this year after the pair exchanged flirty comments on Instagram. Now, Life & Style has exclusively learned that things between the One Direction alum, 25, and catwalk icon, 48, are seriously heating up.

“Liam doesn’t care that Naomi’s old enough to be his mom, he loves having a gorgeous supermodel on his arm,” a source revealed. “Naomi is young at heart and she and Liam have the best time together. She’s really into him!” For those of you who don’t know, Liam isn’t exactly, er, a stranger to being with older women.

The Polaroid singer previously dated British singer and TV personality Cheryl Cole, who is 10 years his senior, and also shares a child with her. The pair eventually split after two and a half years together, though they remain amicable in order to co-parent their son, Bear, 22 months. 

 Cheryl and Liam Payne attend The BRIT Awards 2018 held at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2018 in London, England.
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In addition to digging more mature women, the source also noted that Liam prefers ladies who “wear the pants.” TBH, that’s refreshing and we stan. “It’s not surprising that he’s fallen head over heels for the queen of divas Naomi.” Well, diva or not, it’s clear that these two A-listers are beyond smitten with each other.

Question is, are they moving too fast? “Those close to Liam approve of Naomi, but are warning him to take things slow to avoid any heartbreak,” the source confessed. “The problem is when Liam falls for a woman, he falls hard!” Hmmm, here’s how we see it, y’all: if he stays in love … maybe we’ll get new music. On the flip side, if they break up … maybe we’ll get new music! Here’s hoping they make it, though. Naomi and Liam are definitely the celebrity couple 2019 needs.